Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

This post is sponsored by Disney Parks and Cricut.  I am proud to partner with them and am honored to be using Cricut products and sharing my love of Disney.  My opinions and enjoyment of both is entirely my own.  This post may contain affiliate links, which won’t cost you extra, but helps support this site.

I started planning our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, as soon as I talked to the Monkey about our “Mickey Party.”  We wanted the party to focus on the little boys play fort that the Mellow Man designed and built last year.  I particularly wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign since I knew that it would suit both the party and could be used long term with their play fort.  With a few minutes of designing in my Cricut Design Space, a spare 2″x4″ and some handy goodness from the Mellow Man, I was able to create a darling and easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign in under an hour.  Plus, it cost me nothing, and looks incredible.  To me, that is a crafting win.  If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how to do it.

This easy to make Wooden Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sign is perfect for a party or play fort!

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20+ St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft Ideas

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and there is something about this magical day that delights children.
Maybe it’s the gold coins and leprechauns?  Gold and glitter are two items that are sure to delight all children.  In case you are looking for a few craft ideas that you can make with your children, both school-aged and preschoolers, look no further.  I’ve gathered together a collection of more than 20 St. Patrick’s Day Kid Craft ideas that are sure to please your littlest Leprechauns!

Looking for some fun projects to make with your kiddos this St. Patrick's Day? Here are more than 20 ideas to inspire you and your kids-- More than 20 St. Patrick's Day Kids' Craft ideas for you to try today!

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Preschoolers

We just got back from Walt Disney World, and I thought I would share how ideal Disney’s Hollywood Studios is for preschoolers and toddlers.  I have to be honest– historically, I would have said that of the 4 parks in Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios is my least favorite.  It’s always felt more like the action and adventure side of Disney, and less about the magic and wonder.  Between the Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the emphasis on Star Wars, it’s just seemed like Hollywood Studios was a park that is geared towards the tweens and older.  However, after this last trip to Walt Disney World with my 4-year-old Peanut and 2-year-old Monkey, I can honestly say that after the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the best park for preschoolers!  In case you were planning your own trip, here is how to make most of Disney’s Hollywood Studios for preschoolers (or toddlers!)

Are you planning on heading to Walt Disney World? Here are several tips and tricks to make the most of your trip to Hollywood Studios for Preschoolers and Toddlers!
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7 Facts about Sharing a Bathroom with A Teen Boy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

We have two bathrooms in our house. For most homes that would mean that there is a parents’ bathroom, and a kids’ bathroom. Somehow it didn’t work out that way in our house. Instead, the Littles share one bathroom with the Mellow Man, and the Big One and I am now sharing  the bathroom with my teen boy.  Up until the past year or so, I didn’t have many complaints.  However, the older he gets, there are new challenges and realities of sharing a bathroom with him.  On the upside, this is partially due to the fact that he is showing a greater concern for personal hygiene.  On the downside, sharing a bathroom with a teen is now creating many more Clorox® moments for me than I ever imagined I would have!

My Mom Made That: 6 Facts about Sharing a Bathroom with a Teenaged Boy
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The Joy of Movement: Coping with Mobile Infants

My favorite stage of early childhood is from approximately 6 months until 18 months.  It’s the stage where my sweet little babies are curious and developing their distinct personalities, but still very much sweet little babies.  You see, I love babies.  You know how some people are toddler people, and some people are kid people, well, I’m a baby person.  I love all of my guys equally, but babies make my heart melt.  However, one of the biggest challenges of this phase of infancy is coping with an extremely mobile infant, who has no awareness of the dangers of his world.  I tend to be a somewhat laid back parent, but I’ve found that there are a few tricks to allow my babies to enjoy the freedom and joy of movement, while creating a safe (without going overboard) environment for exploration.

My Mom Made that: The Joy of Movement-- Dealing with the mobile infant
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